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Jeff Andersen

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 - 7 views

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    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 W3C Recommendation 05 June 2018
Jeff Andersen

Distance Learning: How Accessible are Online Educational Tools | American Foundation fo... - 5 views

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    More and more schools, colleges and universities are using online educational tools that students are required to use to obtain course syllabi, access lectures and associated material, participate in class discussions, read course material, and receive grades and feedback from instructors. These popular tools, such as Blackboard, can frequently pose significant barriers to students with vision loss because they do not work well, if at all, with computer programs commonly used by students who are blind or visually impaired to access content displayed on the computer screen. For example, screen reading software reads the contents of the screen aloud. Screen magnification software enlarges text and graphics displayed on the computer screen in a customized way.
Jeff Andersen

Office Accessibility Center - Resources for people with disabilities - Office 365 - 0 views

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    Office is committed to inclusive design and accessible products and content. We are constantly working to offer more to boost every user's productivity. On this page, find resources for people with disabilities and find out how to make your content accessible for all.
debbieskeil

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility | edX - 16 views

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    Accessibility for an organisation but hopefully useful for the individual. Ease of access
Chema Falcó

3 Easy Web Accessibility Guidelines - 20 views

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    guía para diseñar webs accesibles
finkenra

Color Blindness in the Classroom: Part 1 - Color Blind Friendly Charts - tekhnologic - 49 views

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    Estimated one color blind student in every classroom. Tips for using colors and visuals with color blind students.
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    Thanks for sharing this site! It will be very helpful to some of my students.
david stong

Product Review: SynchriMedia's MovieCaptioner | Larry Jordan - 31 views

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    Good review of a good product.
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    Inexpensive, and it works. Great service. The developer works in edtech development at Penn State
Ann Steckel

This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook - 73 views

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    "This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook"
Michele Brown

Select and Speak - 62 views

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    A Google Chrome extension that uses iSpeech's human sounding text to speech (TTS) to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk.
Michele Brown

Announcify.com - 54 views

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    A text-to- speech app.  Announcify reads out loud various kinds of information, like events or whole documents, for you. You don't need to take your phone out of your pocket anymore everytime someone sends you a message.
Michele Brown

Speak It - 53 views

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    A Google Chrome extension that reads the text on a page. Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read.
Michele Brown

Accessibility in the classroom - 46 views

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    Resources for adapting technology to be more accessible to students, teachers, and staf with special needs.
webExplorations

SpeakIt! - Chrome Web Store - 86 views

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    Chrome extension
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    Google has come a long ways on text-to-speech. This page has a video demonstrating the Chrome plug-in with a variety of languages. What a great addition for students who learn better by listening. ( I believe you'll need to view the page with the newest version of Chrome or FireFox 4, or IE 9)
Deborah Baillesderr

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology - 117 views

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    WOW! Free tools related to literacy skills. The book builder tool has a section which reads a story (here's a link for "A Tortoise and a Hare") - They offer professional development and multimedia learning tools. ....."A Tortoise and a Hare" - just this one book offers an amazing variety of learning tools including: activating background knowledge, self assessment and reflection, collaboration and communication, action and expression, coping skills and strategies, challenge and support, recruiting interest, goal-centered learning, and designing flexible curriculum. Each of these skills has a specific activity within the story to address it (almost every page has a different one!). Every page also has a question to think about and respond to. At the end it discusses the moral in another activity and the story itself offers extension activities for follow-up. The story is read by a young girl, but there is also a text reader built in, a glossary, and word-by-word English/Spanish translations.
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    This is great. Good for educators, parents, and students. The book builder thing is cool!
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    An educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
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    CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
Katie Walker

Balabolka - 47 views

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    Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program.
Jessica Smith

OATS - oats - 29 views

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    Open-sourcing offers great potential for AT software users. However, currently there are a number of barriers that stop its wider use within the AT community. It is generally difficult to find on the Internet and, until the OATS Project, there have been no specific websites dedicated to developing or downloading AT software. Open-source software can also be unfriendly to install, often obliging the user to download many different packages before it can be set up and used. Often it is still "under-development", poorly documented or technically demanding, something that the end user finds frustrating and irritating. To see just how complicated this can be for the lay enquirer, one need only visit the most well-known source of mainstream open-source products, Source Forge (http://sourceforge.net/). Finding OATS products here is like experiencing death by a thousand cuts! The OATS Project's repository will strip away all the technical complexity and provide via its database and search engine an efficient and intuitive way to access good quality OATS. By removing these barriers to open-source AT software, users will not only have a single point of contact for obtaining open-source software but volunteer developers will also discover a forum where they can develop ideas and write software that meets the real needs of specific end users.
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